It has been on our Go-To list for years now. This time, we finally made it.
Neemrana is an ancient town in Alwar district of Rajasthan. It is around 120 kms from Delhi, and is located on the Delhi-Jaipur highway. The highway is a wonderful stretch, very smooth and wide, barring the Dharuhera stretch. We were slightly delayed by traffic there, both ways.
Neemrana Fort Palace is one of the 25 non-hotel Neemrana Hotels. Non-Hotel Hotels? Is that a typo? No. I looked up for a reason and found this on their website: We call ourselves as non-hotel hotels as none of our properties were originally meant to be hotels. They are all monuments of historical significance with different stories to tell about our glorious history and culture. And, they have been restored by us to their past magnificence and glory!
Neemrana Hotels group is famous for restoring ruins and converting them to luxury heritage hotels. Neemrana Fort Palace is located on a hillock and from there, you get a bird eye view of the city and its surroundings. This hotel definitely takes you back in time while you enjoy the fine offerings of the 21st Century. This property is beautifully decorated and attracts tourists from all across the globe.
It was a sunny Sunday when we decided to hit the roads and have lunch at the Neemrana Fort Palace.
The entry fee is Rs 1900 for each person (as on Sept’15) and it includes buffet lunch. There is fixed timing for lunch, so I assume it’s fixed for every meal. As far as other activities are concerned, you can enjoy a Vintage Car ride (for 3-4 people) around the fort. If I remember correctly, the charge was Rs 1500 per ride. There are also activities like Flying Fox, Camel Rides etc. We felt that it was a bit fleeced, considering the food spread wasn’t anything extra-ordinary.
The walk in the Palace will take you back in time, for sure. If you have an interest in architecture or heritage buildings, this is a place for you. Undoubtedly, the city view is stunning and there are flowers and plants everywhere around the Palace. We took a stroll around the different corners and sections, had our lunch, took a stroll again and were home bound.
I personally didn’t like the place that much, but surely, this makes for a good honeymoon destination with good amount of privacy and giving room for romance. The Palace looks too damn romantic once the sun goes down and the light are on, with candles lit in certain areas. You can have all the time to yourselves. This also makes for a perfect wedding destination, with picturesque backgrounds, and filled with natural lights. Also, it can be a great destination to just sit and watch the sunset, far far away.
Here are some pictures from the visit. Please do leave a comment should you have any question.
Have a great Sunday everyone!!!